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The Marple Wharf Project will restore, renovate and bring back into community use, a historically significant Grade 2 listed former warehouse. This important building is located at the junction of the Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals in Marple, noted for being the most beautiful part of the famous Cheshire Ring.
The Marple Wharf project will undertake comprehensive programme of renovation and refurbishment of the building which is currently in a very poor state of repair. It will be purpose designed to provide numerous activities related to heritage and health and wellbeing. The Ground floor will provide the Heritage and Visitor Centre including a cafe and the first floor a dedicated fitness and well-being centre.
St Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust exists to preserve and make known the artistic heritage of St Martin’s church, a Church of England church in Marple, which lies within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport in the Greater Manchester area.
St Martin’s is a parish church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England. It was founded in 1870 by a local family who, influenced by the Oxford Movement and the ritual revival in the Church of England, wished to establish a church where Anglo-Catholic ceremonial would be observed. To create a worthy setting for this, the church employed prominent architects and designers over a period of fifty years. The church now stands as a treasury of work by artists in the English Arts and Crafts Movement. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, and thus of national significance. The Trust hopes to gain wider recognition of the artistic worth of the church, and to make it more accessible to the local community.
Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Wednesday of the month at
St Paul’s School, Marley Road, Poynton. SK12 1LY
We usually have an outing to a place of historical interest in May or June
Subscriptions £12 per annum: Visitors £3 per evening.
Contact Number 01625 872068 or 875031
Meet at the Furness Vale Social Club which is on Yeardsley Lane and just behind The Imperial Palace Restaurant. Meetings, on the first Tuesday of every month (not July or August) are held in the function room and commence at 7.30pm.